posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:24 PM
The loss of one F-22 is about the equivilent of, say a dozen EFs or Rafales, even SU's. At least tactically anyways. Not financially though. One
Raptor is a lot cheaper than the multiple number of the above. That's how valuable the F-22 is in the air.
The "bean-counters" seem to forget an EF is almost as expensive and if 8 EFs, in some unlikely scenario, tangled with 8 Raptors, the EFs would be
wiped out and ,most likely, all the Raptors would return to base.
The EF is an outstanding plane as well....